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Nutella Coconut and Caramel Brownies

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Sweet Hazelnut (Nutella) mixed with coconut and a layer of caramel send this new twist on the classic brownie to a whole new level. They are sinfully delicious and take no time at all. The combination of the nutella with milk chocolate  is like a dream come true. Have I mentioned how much I love nutella? I have it on pancakes, waffles, bagels, fruit, graham crackers, you name it. I could literally eat this gem all by itself if need be (and yes the need has appeared). I love Nutella, I just want to scream it to the world. Note: If you do not like Nutella then this post can still be for you. Simply use peanut butter in place of the nutella and up the chocolate pieces by another 1/2 cup or 4 ounces and you have yourself a Peanut Butter Brownie! Genius- yes I know!

It is as easy as mixing the ingredients for your cake in an easy bake oven. The nutella does all the work as a great binder and the ultimate source of the perfect chocolate hazelnut flavor. I found this recipe in Food Network Magazine and seeing as how my sweet boy was sick for almost 2 weeks recently I wanted to make him something extra special to nibble on when he wakes up from his nap. Speaking of nap, can he take one until he is like 10? Just wondering, mommy really likes her 2 hour downtime in the afternoon.

Anyway, so I knew my son’s love for Nutella (just like his mom) would make these brownies his favorite little treat and the addition of the coconut was simply for mommy’s sweet pleasure. If you are going to make brownies at any time with your children by all means start with this one. The easiest method yet the most flavorful. They were simply delicious and perfect with a bowl of vanilla ice cream. You do know I am a sweet tooth NUT- right?

I am linking this up to Sweet Indulgences Saturday, Sweet Tooth Friday and Sweets for Saturdays

Before ya’ll go I wanted to let you know that my Fourth of July article was just published in the newest Southern Child Magazine. If you haven’t subscribed to the mag please do so by clicking here. This magazine is a southern living must have for moms as it is packed full of tips and tricks, new baby products and gadgets for moms and kids, amazing clothing stores, and much much more. Oh and of course amazing recipes (from yours truly).

I don’t want to give away everything on my Fourth of July menu but below are two pictures that will hopefully wet your appetite for more and get you over there to find out what else I cooked up!

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Nutella Coconut and Caramel Brownies

Ingredients:

3 eggs

6 squares of Semi-Sweet Chocolate (you can use 1 cup of chocolate chips if you need to)

1 1/2 sticks butter, unsalted, melted and cooled to room temp

1 cup AP flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

2/3 cup Nutella

1 tsp salt

2 c sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1/3 to 1/2 cup shredded coconut flakes

Caramel Sauce:

2 cups sugar

1 cup water

pinch of salt

1 cup heavy cream

Place water and sugar in sauce pan. Bring to a boil and cook for 20 minutes. Turn off the heat and slowly add the warm heavy cream and pinch of salt. Bring the mixture back up to a boil and stir constantly until the sauce begins to thicken and coats the back of your spoon. Will keep in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Directions:

Mix together the dry ingredients and set aside. Using a hand mixer, fork or stand mixer, mix the nutella with the eggs and vanilla. Add in the melted butter and sugar. Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for a total of 3 minutes stirring at every 30 second interval. Add the melted chocolate to the egg and nutella mixture and mix well. Stir in the dry ingredients and coconut.

Pour the batter into a 9×13 lightly greased dish. Spread or drizzle the caramel sauce over the brownies and using a knife or the bottom of a spoon swirl the caramel sauce into the batter for a nice pretty presentation. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

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57 Comments

  1. Ashley

    Love anything Nutella too! I’m making this soon! Thanks!

    03 . Jun . 2011
  2. Cool Gal

    I love Nutella, too, and literally eat it straight from the jar. It’s so good. I’m going to whip up a batch of these today (Make you “Turkey Joes” yesterday. Delicious!).

    Congrats on the article. That is so cool. Looks like a fun article – yummy food, too! (Could dive into those Hot Tamales. My fav!).

    Have a great weekend!

    03 . Jun . 2011
  3. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book

    You got me thinking about half Nutella and half peanut butter.
    Congratulations on being featured in the Southern Child Magazine – very exciting.
    🙂 Mandy

    03 . Jun . 2011
  4. Sawsan @chef in disguise

    Sinfully delicious indeed!
    These just made it to the top of my “must try”
    thank you for this heavenly treat

    03 . Jun . 2011
  5. Ellie

    This sounds fantastic. I never thought of putting nutella in brownies, great idea!! 🙂

    03 . Jun . 2011
  6. lindsay

    LADY! This recipe is not good for my thighs!! 🙂 but i am mildly obsessed with nutella…can’t wait to make these!

    and congrats on your magazine article!! that is HUGE!

    03 . Jun . 2011
  7. Lucy@The Sweet Touch

    I need to replenish my nutella stash and make these asap!!

    03 . Jun . 2011
  8. Strawberry CAKE

    These are over the TOP!

    03 . Jun . 2011
  9. Mary

    I can’t take it! they look SOOOOOOOOOOO good! Great recipe
    mary x

    03 . Jun . 2011
  10. Liz @ IHeartVegetables

    I haven’t been a huge fan of nutella on it’s own, but I did use it in muffins once and it was fantastic! So I bet these brownies would be right up my alley! I’ll definitely have to try this 🙂

    03 . Jun . 2011
  11. ournote2self

    My husband is obsessed with Nutella! I will have to make those for him!

    03 . Jun . 2011
  12. daphne

    oh how to resist. Nutty, chocolate gooey goodness! i dont know if i can resist not licking the spoon for this one!

    03 . Jun . 2011
  13. yummychunklet

    I’m not much of a brownie fan but I love all things Nutella. I think I just fell in love with those brownies. And, are those peaches and cream puff pastry tartlets? Because they look so tasty!

    03 . Jun . 2011
  14. Kelli

    Who doesnt love Brownies and I love this twist on them. Now you have got me excited to see what you will prepare for the 4th. I love the pics to precious!

    03 . Jun . 2011
  15. Erica

    Josh is a HUGE nutella fan! He would be obsessed with these brownies! What a fun creation. And your fourth of july spread? That is just so gorgeous. You are throwing my next party for me, ok? 😉

    03 . Jun . 2011
  16. erica@fashionmeetsfood

    I am absolutely addicted to nutella so I will definitely be making these brownies ASAP.

    xo

    03 . Jun . 2011
  17. Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger)

    Never thought of combining Nutella with coconut. Brilliant!

    03 . Jun . 2011
  18. Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride

    Wow, you had me at Nutella. I looove it. Even just dipping my fruit in it. :)And Nutella Brownies? I will be making these very soon!!!

    03 . Jun . 2011
  19. Shawn

    Nutella + Coconut + Caramel, as a brownie?! I must have these soon…like this afternoon 🙂

    Congratulations on the Southern Child article! I’m already thinking about those peach cuties!

    03 . Jun . 2011
  20. Khara

    Lucky boy! I’d probably get sick at your house on purpose just for the feel better food!

    03 . Jun . 2011
  21. Mary

    I’m printing this out RIGHT NOW! How much of the chips do you use? Or did you already answer that & I’m just too lazy to check the comments?
    My boys love some brownies! 🙂

    03 . Jun . 2011
  22. Leslie *Fresh Out of Lemons*

    And my hunger level just went up a whole new level. Like the drool on my keyboard level. 😉

    03 . Jun . 2011
  23. Velva

    My son would go nuts for these brownies. We love Nutella. Love peanut butter too, as an alternative.

    Awesome post!

    Velva

    03 . Jun . 2011
  24. Amanda

    Wow! If it’s not too hot this weekend, I might have to turn the oven on and bake those!

    03 . Jun . 2011
  25. Joanne

    Oh I could just KISS you! These look beyond amazing! Nutella and caramel. Swoon.

    03 . Jun . 2011
  26. Maris (In Good Taste)

    These look so delicious. The pictures are so good and make me wish I could take a bite right out of it!

    03 . Jun . 2011
  27. Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen

    These look INCREDIBLE! Thanks for sharing the awesome recipe 🙂

    03 . Jun . 2011
  28. pigpigscorner

    Love the twist! Yay to nutella!

    03 . Jun . 2011
  29. Kathlenn

    I can never get enough Nutella. These look amazing!!!

    03 . Jun . 2011
  30. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    The picture of the Nutella with the eggs is almost too much to bear- it looks SO creamy and delicious!

    03 . Jun . 2011
  31. You Go Girl!

    Love the idea of coconut and Nutella in brownies – what a great combination! I can’t wait to try!

    03 . Jun . 2011
  32. Kristy

    I’m not a big fan of chocolate, but my kids both love it – and Nutella! Personally I’m more craving those Fourth of July recipes. They look fantastic! Congrats on the magazine pick-up too!

    03 . Jun . 2011
  33. Maria @ Scandifoodie

    What a treat! And congrats on the feature, that’s great news!

    04 . Jun . 2011
  34. Pure Complex

    I am such a chocolate fanatic. Don’t even get me started on the choco-holics club I started lmao. But I never thought about adding nutella to my brownies before. I just love this.

    04 . Jun . 2011
  35. Greg

    OK, the brownies are all fine and amazing, but I want the corn cake pops or hushpuppies on a stick or whatever those yummy creations are! And you’re mini peach thingies too!

    04 . Jun . 2011
  36. sonia

    Hi There, This is looking absolutely delightful. Loved the new combo of ingredients and the recipe is so nicely made and presented. Saving this recipe of urs and wud love to give ur version a try on the coming weekend. Have a great day….Sonia !!!

    04 . Jun . 2011
  37. Three-Cookies

    Thanks for dropping by. New to your blog and I must say its an absolute delight to be greeted with nutella coconut and caramel brownies. You have great recipes

    05 . Jun . 2011
  38. JANE

    I have been away, and now I come see these browines on your blog!!! Winter makes me really want to eat. I feel like I am in the dead of winter with LOTS of rain and grey skies. Just lost weight, but it will not stop me from printing this one out. I LOVE your blog. You make it easy and creative. Thank you.

    05 . Jun . 2011
  39. Shea

    I’m totally with you on the Nutella-that stuff is the best!! I love the idea of adding it into brownies…yum!

    05 . Jun . 2011
  40. Erica

    check my blog 🙂

    05 . Jun . 2011
  41. Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies

    I’m so thrilled that you found out about my linky party and could join in the fun. Your brownies are an excellent addition, what a flavor combo. So indulgent. I hope you’ll be able to join in again. Following you right back.

    05 . Jun . 2011
  42. Allison @ Alli 'n Son

    You are killing me with this recipe!!! I have such a weakness for chocolate, did you know that? Man, if I had any Nutella these would so be baking in my oven right now.

    05 . Jun . 2011
  43. Nami @ Just One Cookbook

    Hi Jessica! Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I am happy you did because I loooove your site! Lots of great stuff on this site and your site is beautifully organized! The brownies look so yummy, and your 4th of July pictures are amazing! Looking forward to the recipes already!

    06 . Jun . 2011
  44. Melissah

    I just discovered your lovely blog. I’m just new into blogging this year & have just finished off my own blog on fashion, food, travel & interior design.
    http://scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com/
    I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
    x
    Melissah

    06 . Jun . 2011
  45. My Carolina Kitchen

    Love your brownie idea. When we were in Provence, Nutella took up almost an entire aisle in the supermarche. The French love it too.
    Sam

    06 . Jun . 2011
  46. My Carolina Kitchen

    I’m back…. I hit “submit” before I realized I didn’t congratulate you on your Fourth of July article being published in Southern Child. That’s great news and quite an honor. Congratulations again.
    Sam

    06 . Jun . 2011
  47. Torrie @ a place to share...

    I’m getting the veggie burger ingredients today to make them at some point this week for dinner (still not in the habit of weekly menu planning… more like *daily :). …Those brownies look so incredibly simple and wonderful. I’m making these this week too! I love your pictures on this post btw.

    Have a wonderful week… I’m ready to be productive this week. Summer’s almost here- I NEED to be productive this week!

    06 . Jun . 2011
  48. Betty @ scrambled hen fruit

    These might just have to be this week’s TGIF treat at school- they look fabulous! 🙂

    06 . Jun . 2011
  49. Nicole-Lynn

    Sounds so yummy!

    Soo.. still no pictures from the wedding, but I am hoping to get them soon! Hope to be able to share them soon! 🙂 Hope you’re doing great and enjoying your summer so far..

    07 . Jun . 2011
  50. Estelle

    I love anything with nutella and these sound amazing! Going to file this away for sure.

    08 . Jun . 2011
  51. The Food Hunter

    These sound yummy!

    09 . Jun . 2011
  52. Gopika

    I love brownies. Thank you so much for this recipe. Will surely try this out soon 🙂

    And hellooo 🙂 I am from Houston too 🙂

    09 . Jun . 2011
  53. Kristin

    I will devour anything with Nutella in it! Those look divine lady!

    09 . Jun . 2011
  54. Veronica's Kitchen

    I have just made some nutella brownie yesterday. Your nutella coconut & caramel brownie looks so delicious. I’m going to make it on my next baking day. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    09 . Jun . 2011
  55. Christine

    La Cucina Italiana (February ’11 issue) has a recipe to make Nutella, from scratch. If you can’t lay your hands on a copy, email me and I’ll get it to you.
    God bless, Christine in Los Angeles
    (in my young-and-silly days, I was married to a Southerner … yay)

    24 . Jun . 2011
  56. Christine

    I’m forwarding the link to a friend, and I noticed you use AP flour — what’s that for those of us not in the South? What could she substitute?
    God bless, Christine in Los Angeles

    24 . Jun . 2011
  57. Torrie @ a place to share...

    Finnnnnnnnally making the veggie burgers!

    Quick question- could I substitute quick cooking oats for the barley??

    29 . Jun . 2011

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